(TheFreedomFlag.com)- President Donald Trump vowed last weekend to go to Alaska and personally campaign to replace sitting Republican senator Lisa Murkowski with a candidate that supports the agenda that got him elected in 2016.
Murkowski, who has long been a vocal critic of the former president and even voted to impeach him, is up for re-election in 2022 and will need the support of the party in the upcoming primaries to maintain her seat in the Senate.
On Thursday, Florida Senator Rick Scott reportedly visited former President trump in Mar-a-Lago to ask him not to campaign against Murkowski, but it didn’t go so well.
The former president doesn’t appear to be in a forgiving mood, and instead of appeasing RINOs in the party as he sometimes did as president, he now appears intent on taking down every so-called Republican that stood in the way of his agenda as president and helped Democrats smear millions of his supporters.
The Epoch Times reported how the meeting with Scott, who is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, was held over dinner. The discussions also reportedly addressed the use of President Donald Trump’s likeness and name to raise funds for the Republican National Committee and the NSRC, despite the continued support from the organizations of Republicans who opposed the president during his first term in the White House.
Trump and Scott also reportedly discussed ongoing recruitment efforts for the 2022 midterms, and which incumbent candidates the former president will offer his support to.
“Scott mainly focused on finding the best candidate for the midterm elections and figuring out how to best work with Trump’s team,” the outlet reported.
Speaking to the Miami Herald before the meeting, Scott said that he wants the party to “row the boats in the same direction.”
“My goal is to tell Trump what I’m doing. I’ve talked to him, and he tells me he wants to be helpful to me. He’s committed to republicans taking back a majority in the U.S. Senate,” he added.
But it will have to include a new senator for Alaska.
While no challenger has yet been confirmed, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin warned last year that she would challenge the incumbent senator if she did not throw her weight behind President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Perhaps this will be the year that President Trump and Sarah Palin get to campaign together, again.